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How to Make Homemade Granola (Easy)

How to Make Homemade Granola (Easy)

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If granola is your go-to snack and part of your weekly meal routine, you must consider making your own homemade granola. You will be amazed by how much better this crunchy snack is when homemade.

Best of all, it is super simple to make.

Homemade Granola Ingredients

Making your granola at home is a great way to control the ingredients and customize your granola.

Homemade Granola Ingredients

It is also a great way to ensure you get the most nutritional value from your granola. No preservatives, processed oils, or other weird ingredients. The ingredients in this granola can be adjusted to suit your family’s needs.

*Find the printable ingredients and recipe at the end of this post.

Oats: I have a favorite oatmeal for making granola. I love the flavor of the One Degree rolled, sprouted organic oats, but any quick oats will do.

Nuts: Almonds and walnuts are my favorite kind of nuts to use when making granola.

Sweetener: Both honey and granulated sugar are used for their different flavors and textures. I have swapped brown sugar and coconut sugar to prepare this granola, and they each work perfectly.

Spice: Cinnamon and salt are added to help bring out all the delicious flavors in this granola. Cinnamon provides a warm, spicy flavor that complements the other sweet elements in the recipe.

I always add salt to sweet recipes. The salt enhances and balances out the sweetness in this granola.

Dried Fruit: While I enjoy using dates for this homemade granola, other dried fruits can work just as well. Don’t have dates? This recipe also works with raisins, dried mango, or dried apricot.

Related: Classic French Toast

Granola Recipe

How to Make Easy Homemade Granola

Making homemade granola is easier than you think. This recipe walks you through the process of making a delicious and healthy batch of granola at home.

I promise you will prefer this recipe over your favorite store-bought granola. The steps for making this granola are as follows:

  • Preheat oven to 375.
  • Lightly toast the almonds and walnuts in the oven for about 5 minutes. Allow to cool, and roughly chop the nuts.
  • Melt the butter in a small dish. Mix in the honey while the butter is still warm.
  • Add the oats, almonds, walnuts, cinnamon, salt, vanilla extract, sugar, and butter/honey mixture in a large bowl. Mix well.
  • Spread the mixture evenly onto a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  • Bake at 300 until crispy and golden, occasionally flipping for 20-25 minutes.

How to Store Homemade Granola

This homemade granola can be stored in an airtight container for up to two weeks. Although, this granola never stays around that long in our home 😊.

Allow the granola to cool completely before transferring it to a container. Use an airtight container like a mason jar or a Tupperware container to prevent your homemade granola from becoming stale.

Store the granola in a cool, dry place to avoid exposure to heat and light, which can affect the quality.

Easy Homemade Granola Recipe

Easy Homemade Granola Recipe

Ingredients

  • 4 cups oatmeal
  • 1 cup almonds, chopped
  • 1 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup sugar (brown or coconut)
  • 1/2 cup dated, chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Lightly toast the almonds and walnuts in the preheated oven for about 5 minutes. Allow to cool and rough chop the nuts.
  3. Melt the butter in a small dish. Mix in the honey while the butter is still warm.
  4. In a large bowl add the oats, almonds, walnuts, cinnamon, salt, vanilla extract, sugar, and butter/honey mixture. Mix well.
  5. Spread the mixture evenly onto a parchment lined baking sheet.
  6. Bake at 300 until crispy and golden, for 20-25 minutes, flipping occasionally.

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Prepare this granola and use it as a snack, topping for yogurt, ice cream, or an addition to salads and trail mix.

How to Make Granola at Home (Easy)

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